Best In Show Winners 2002
Left to Right:
Mikkar Dusky Dancer; Fairport Rakish Paddy; Pr. Merliesin Aislin Moonheart; Millie
Many congratulations to Moonheart - Best Neuter for the Second
Best Adult - Mr & Mrs R Darby's Mikkar Dusky Dancer (23) F,
Breeders Dr & Mrs Shammas
Best Kitten - Mr and Mrs W Milne's Fairport Rakish Paddy (23a) M, Bred by Mr
& Mrs Parkin
Best Neuter and Overall Best in Show - Mr and Mrs G Stables' Pr
Merliesin Aislin Moonheart
(63ts) FN, Bred by exhibitors
Best Household Pet - Mrs Terry's Millie
Show Managers Report
Another very successful and enjoyable day at Stratford on Avon for the Club's 19th Championship show.
We were delighted to welcome so many cats, exhibitors and visitors. Unfortunately one of the England
World Cup football matches fell on show day and affected the number of visitors during the afternoon
but Stratford itself was very quiet and that was something we had absolutely no control over.
I am very fortunate to have such a hard working committee and membership around me. There were
so many people coming together to help in so many ways on show day. Everything ran very
smoothly and there was a lovely relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the hall. I am very grateful to
everyone who helped. Thank you to the Judges and Stewards who ensured the results came through
in good time, enabling me to run the Best In Show competition early in the afternoon, allowing the winners
time to enjoy their success in the Best In Show pens. Thank you to Pat and Rob for running the mammoth
Show Trophy table so efficiently and to all the Results table workers, Helen, Brian, Margaret, Sandra,
Shirley and Louise. Thank you to the two Davids (Hopkins and Smith) for all their help, to Joye and Lois
for the officials' lunches - helped by Harriet, Charles, Cheryl and Gerald - to Eileen, Mike, Rob and Welly
for the incredible raffle, to Sue, Kay, Mike and Eric for helping to ensure everything ran smoothly and to
Elvie and Elaine for your help on Friday and early start on Saturday. Thank you also to our vets, Tim and Sue.
Without the support of the exhibitors, there wouldn't be a show and we were delighted that the Abyssinian
entry was up slightly this year. This is now the only GCCF show which caters exclusively for Abyssinians and
Somalis and the committee are very grateful for the support that makes this possible.